Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Kensington.

Our mobile technicians offer services 7 days a week. Upfront and transparent pricing.

Get an upfront price

Service Area

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More

$156.39 - $1,106.54

Price range for all vehicles


YourMechanic Benefits

Online Booking

Mechanic comes to you

12-month / 12k-mile warranty

Free 50 point safety inspection

Our certified mobile mechanics can come to your home or office 7 days a week between 7 AM and 9 PM.

Average rating from customers who
received a Starter Replacement.
Learn More



Recent Car Starter Repair reviews in Kensington

Excellent Rating


YourMechanic Car Starter Repair Service

Average Rating

4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,984

Rating Summary
4,723
152
26
16
67
4,723
152
26
16
67

John

25 years of experience
457 reviews
John
25 years of experience
On time, quick and convenient.
Quick service and very friendly. It was a pleasure doing business.

Richard

19 years of experience
223 reviews
Richard
19 years of experience
Great job

Roger

12 years of experience
27 reviews
Roger
12 years of experience
Roger showed up on time and worked very hard to get me going

Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Straight to point. Very knowledgeable. Went above and beyond of what was necessary. He provided me with tips for future incidents.

Andrew

9 years of experience
548 reviews
Andrew
9 years of experience
Andrew arrived on time and was very friendly. He did a great job replacing the starter in my car and was fast and courteous!

Dayan

15 years of experience
23 reviews
Dayan
15 years of experience
The service was on time despite the weather conditions. Thank you for the great price for a home service.

Godwin

22 years of experience
253 reviews
Godwin
22 years of experience
I had booked Godwin T. to get the starter replaced on my Honda Accord. He is very time punctual and arrived at hour before my scheduled appointment and was already done with the job before my actual schedule appointment. He had diagnosed my car and immediately told me it was an issue with my starter and fixed it. Also recommended transmission fluid change and new tires which was exactly what i needed. I strongly recommend him and will be using him for any additional required services in future.

Phillip

17 years of experience
210 reviews
Phillip
17 years of experience
He was very professional

Joe

18 years of experience
126 reviews
Joe
18 years of experience
Excellent Service.

Matthew

9 years of experience
136 reviews
Matthew
9 years of experience
Matthew is the real "Mr. Mechanic". He is professional and possesses a very charismatic and friendly attitude. Not only does he perform the job efficiently but tries his best to save you money. He checks the basic solution like, in my case, clean the battery terminals first. Unfortunately, that did not work and the starter has to be replaced. I would definite use his service again and recommend his service to my friends.


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Kensington?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Kensington. Our mechanics in Kensington are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Kensington.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer $714 $377.70 $335.95 13% $829.20
2014 Smart Fortwo $438 $350.08 $87.98 6% $468.33
2010 Volvo C30 $288 $192.18 $95.98 10% $321.18
2008 BMW 335xi $660 $444.30 $215.97 10% $734.55
2005 Infiniti QX56 $544 $367.96 $175.97 10% $604.46
2006 Jaguar X-Type $257 $177.28 $79.99 9% $284.78

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


Car Starter Repair Service

What's a car starter motor and how does it work?

The starter motor is a powerful, compact electric motor that will turn a car’s engine over at about 200 RPM in order to start the engine. The starter is at the terminus of a circuit that includes the battery, the ignition switch, a neutral safety switch, relays and fuses.

When you turn the ignition key to start, or press the start button in some vehicles, the starter circuit is completed and the starter will run. Most starters have a small pinion gear that engages a larger ring gear on the flywheel when the starter is powered on. The pinion gear turns the engine flywheel at about 200 RPM. Since the flywheel is directly connected to the crankshaft, all engine components will then turn in sync and the engine starts.

Starter

When to replace the starter?

Starters are relatively durable but most will eventually fail in one or more of the following ways:

  • Intermittent operation of the starter. Starters can develop bad spots on the armature which will cause intermittent operation. This causes the starter to work sometimes and other times when you turn the key nothing happens.
  • Starter turns too slowly. Internal electrical and mechanical faults can cause the starter to draw too much current and in some cases the current drawn will exceed what the battery can supply. A consequence is the engine may not start as rapidly.
  • Unusual noises on starting. If you hear any type of grinding or other unusual noise while starting the engine, that should be investigated as the noise could reflect an internal starter failure or the noise could be due to pinion gear failure or flywheel ring gear damage.
  • Starter doesn’t function when turning the key. In some cases, the first symptom of a starter malfunction is a complete failure of the starter motor. This happens when you turn the ignition key to start the car, the starter motor does not function at all.

How do mechanics repair the starter?

  • If the starter is determined to be faulty, the battery must be disconnected prior to commencing any work. Once the battery is disconnected, the wiring to the starter is disconnected.
  • Starters are bolted to the engine block or the transmission case. Generally, there are two bolts. The procedure to access the starter varies across car models and can require removal, or lowering, of other vehicle components.
  • Once the starter is removed and a new starter is installed, the mounting bolts are tightened to the OEM factory torque specifications, the electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached to the starter and the starter is tested to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a starter problem?

Once a vehicle engine is running, the starter is not in use. However, if you know that the starter is malfunctioning or working intermittently, you may be left stranded if you turn the engine off and the starter doesn’t function when restarting the engine. Should you know or suspect a problem with the starter, it is best to have the problem repaired to avoid being left stranded.

When replacing a faulty starter keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing the starter, simple diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure that the problem is a faulty starter versus a weak battery, faulty neutral start switch, or other faulty electrical component in the starter motor circuit.
  • Starters draw large amounts of current from the battery, much more than any other electrically powered device in your car. This makes it important that the electrical connections to the battery are inspected, cleaned, and tightened as necessary. Cables to the starter should also be inspected for corrosion and replaced as needed.

Fast and easy service at your home or office

GET A QUOTE FOR YOUR CAR

Backed by 12-month, 12.000-mile guarantee


How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1-800-701-6230 · hi@yourmechanic.com